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8 ways hospitals can prevent a cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

After the ransomware attack at CommonSpirit, cybersecurity experts share the top ways health systems can protect valuable patient data.

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Improving the patient experience is a two-way street

Healthcare It News

While healthcare needs technology to drive heightened patient experiences, technology can be a hinderance to the clinician experience. This is because of increased administrative burden and a lack of interoperability between electronic health records themselves and with other forms of health IT. In fact, more than half of clinicians feel overwhelmed by administrative burden and frustrated by the challenges of accessing a patient's clinical information.

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U.S. Eviction Policy is Harming Children: The Case for Sustainable Eviction Prevention to Promote Health Equity

Bill of Health

By Emily A. Benfer. Without a nationwide commitment to sustainable eviction prevention, the United States will fail the rising number of renter households at risk of eviction. Worse still, the country will set millions of children on the path of long-term scarring and health inequity. A staggering 14.8% of all children and 28.9% of children in families living below the poverty line experience an eviction by the time they are 15.

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Nuvance Health develops new memory care-at-home platform

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Patients with mild cognitive impairment being treated at Nuvance Health Neuroscience Institute practices in New York and Connecticut, as well as their caregivers, have access to a new virtual neurological specialty care support program. WHY IT MATTERS. MCI is an early stage of memory loss or other cognition problems, such as difficulty with language and thinking.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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COVID-19 telehealth diagnoses fell in August

Healthcare Dive

There was no change in telehealth use in the Midwest and Northeast in August, but utilization rose 4.7% in the South and fell 1.4% in the West.

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ONC launches SDOH interoperability pilot

Healthcare It News

This new group can use various Fast Health Interoperability Resources resources as they pilot how to best adopt the SDOH Clinical Care FHIR Implementation Guide (SDOH CC IG) in screening, diagnosis, goal setting and interventions. WHY IT MATTERS. The pilot, funded under a cooperative agreement by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and Health Level Seven International (HL7), focuses on applying FHIR Gravity social risk terminology – to exchange information.

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Clinical audits and denials impact 3% or more of NPR being held in reserve

MRO Compliance

Clinical audits and denials impact 3% or more of NPR being held in reserve. November 2, 2022. HFMA. Clinically avoidable denials continue to impact revenue, slow cashflow and increase bad debt, yet CFOs have limited insight into why these denials occur and how to avoid them. Half of healthcare organizations hold more than 3% of total net patient revenue (NPR) in reserves each fiscal year in anticipation of denials claims, with over a third holding back greater than 5%.

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Monthly healthcare job gains stronger this year than last

Healthcare Dive

Healthcare employment has risen by an average of 47,000 new jobs a month this year, compared to 9,000 a month on average in 2021, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Grand challenges and opportunities for patient-centered CDS

Healthcare It News

Clinical Decision Support Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Government & Policy Patient Engagement AHRQ is helping the transition towards evidence-based recommendations to guide clinical decision-making that incorporates patients' needs and preferences. Dr. Prashila Dullabh Dr. Prashila Dullabh is vice president and senior fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago, and Director of NORC’s Health Implementation Science Center.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Expanded Access but Were Afraid to Ask, Part 3

Bill of Health

By Alison Bateman-House, Hayley M. Belli, and Sage Gustafson. This series is adapted from a webinar hosted by PRIM&R on August 5, 2021: IRB Review of Expanded Access Protocols t hat Collect Real World Data: Considerations and Guidance. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3: What’s an IRB to do? EA is considered treatment, not research. EA was not established as a means to collect research data, even though certain safety data must be collected and shared with the FDA and the sponsor.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About FACIS, but Didn’t Know to Ask

Speaker: Amy Anderson

FACIS® helps organizations mitigate patient and organizational risk. Maintaining compliance and safeguarding against fraud and abuse in today’s changing healthcare landscape can be challenging. Most healthcare organizations screen and monitor providers against the OIG but that’s only ONE of FACIS®’ primary sources. FACIS® pulls data for every taxonomy from the lowest level employee to the highest level licensed professional.

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White Paper: Data Optimization: Technology to Support Health Information Workflows

MRO Compliance

White Paper: Data Optimization: Technology to Support Health Information Workflows. An expert panel of health information professionals, assembled by AHIMA and MRO, explore best practices in clinical data workflows to ensure timely response and optimal data exchange methods to provide for the confidentiality, integrity and availability of a patient’s health data.

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Cigna faces questions about M&A strategy amid ‘arms race’ for deals

Healthcare Dive

One analyst asked whether not pursuing deals will pose a disadvantage in future years. CEO David Cordani said he is open to M&A but does not think acquisitions are a “silver bullet.

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Data linkage project seeks to improve First Nations maternal and child health outcomes

Healthcare It News

A new project led by indigenous community leaders, together with researchers from the University of Queensland, seeks to link disparate health records of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders across health facilities to improve maternal and perinatal health outcomes. The Digital Infrastructure For improving First Nations Maternal and Child Health (DIFFERENCE) project has been awarded A$3 million in funding from the federal government's Medical Research Future Fund.

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Accessing COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines for Research: The Re-emergence of the Tragedy of the ‘Anticommons’

Bill of Health

By Aparajita Lath. Some COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers in the US have refused to share vaccine samples for research purposes , creating an access issue with the potential to delay comparator studies, follow-on research, and new vaccine / drug development. This issue may be the latest example of the tragedy of the “ anticommons ” in biomedical research.

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Ensure Continuous Patient Care: How to Avoid Disruptions Due to Ransomware

The industry has seen an increasing pace of ransomware, zero-day, and remote-code execution attacks. Learn how to defend against these against these attacks in this eBook.

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HFMA Survey Indicates Executive Concern with Clinically Avoidable Denials

MRO Compliance

HFMA Survey Indicates Executive Concern with Clinically Avoidable Denials. 30% of Organizations Hold Over 5% of Net Patient Revenue in Reserves to Address Denials. Norristown, Pa. – Nov. 2, 2022 – Ongoing disconnects in denial prevention and management are leading to negative revenue impacts, according to respondents in a recent HFMA survey of healthcare finance and revenue cycle executives, sponsored by MRO, a proven clinical data exchange and interoperability company providing revenue integrit

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CMS to ease Medicare ACOs into risk models in bid to boost participation

Healthcare Dive

Beginning in January 2024, ACOs that don’t have experience with performance-based risk will be able to stay in a one-sided risk arrangement for up to seven years before transitioning to two-sided risk.

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How to promote equity when connecting providers and patients

Healthcare It News

Enterprise Taxonomy: Node settings: Exclude from Accelerate RSS feed

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Grassroots Mobilization Needed to Defend Abortion Access

Bill of Health

By Camila Gianella. On August 3, Kansas voters spurned the recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by rejecting a proposed constitutional amendment that, in line with the ruling, aimed to ban abortion in the state. What happened in Kansas shows the central role of social and political mobilization in securing abortion rights.

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Generative AI for Contracts Is Here: New Tools to Accelerate Drafting and Editing

The emergence of generative AI is reshaping the landscape of contract management, enabling businesses to generate and negotiate legal agreements with greater ease and speed. In this on-demand webinar, Hal Marcus, VP of Product Marketing at Evisort discusses how Evisort's generative AI transforms contract creation and negotiation, empowering legal teams to streamline processes while reducing risk.

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Telehealth summit debrief: staffing shortages, wider acceptance but expansion barriers

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telemedicine technology and services vendor Avel eCare recently launched its inaugural annual Customer Forum and Innovation Summit focused on driving innovation in virtual care. This first event featured healthcare leaders from across the country and took place in Nashville. Topics included the workforce shortage and burnout , increasing access to telebehavioral health , expanding critical and emergency care on demand, cybersecurity, and telehealth waivers and licensing.

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CVS agrees to pay $5B to resolve opioid-related lawsuits

Healthcare Dive

Walgreens and Walmart also have reportedly reached deals. If they become final, it could end much of the yearslong litigation over the pharmacy companies’ role in the opioid epidemic.

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5 Ways To Leverage Technology In Your Aesthetics Practice

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The aesthetics industry is constantly evolving, requiring you to keep up with trends. Your capability to provide your clients with treatments that use the latest and most effective technology is crucial for your practice’s financial […]. The article 5 Ways To Leverage Technology In Your Aesthetics Practice appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Consumers Rank Healthcare Experiences in the Bottom-Third of All Industries – the ACSI 2021-2022 Index

Health Populi

While consumers’ satisfaction with inpatient care experiences improved a few points over the past year, health insurance and hospitals still fall in the bottom-third of all industries with which people interact, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Insurance and Health Care Study 2021-2022. “With visitor restrictions relaxing and more elective procedures going forward, hospitals are slowly coming out of a COVID-induced satisfaction slump,” the study pres

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Telemedicine boosts value-based care performance for Happy Kids

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In recent years, the biggest challenge faced by Happy Kids, a six-clinic pediatric practice based in Phoenix, Arizona, was a detrimental loss of business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient volume dropped nearly 40% at its worst point. THE PROBLEM. The practice was on a disastrous path. The situation – having the same overhead and not enough patients – would have forced the practice to close its doors.

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Cigna partners with in-home primary care provider Heal

Healthcare Dive

The provider, which focuses on care for seniors, is collaborating with Cigna to offer house calls and remote monitoring to Medicare Advantage customers in four states.

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The Main Advantages of Online Pharmacies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Health problems periodically occur in a person, regardless of his age, social status, and gender. But on the way to timely access to medicines, there are a number of difficulties – lack of time, a […]. The article The Main Advantages of Online Pharmacies appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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CISA Guidance Discourages Use of App-Based, SMS and Voice MFAs and Encourages Phishing-Resistant MFAs

Wyatt Law Blog

Best practices in IT data security include the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) but cyber threat actors are evading the data security that MFA is intended to provide. To combat this, CISA recently issued guidance and fact sheets urging the migration to phishing-resistant MFAs such as FIDO/WebAuthn and PKI-based MFA. If this is not feasible, CISA recommends the use of "number matching" in MFA applications to mitigate against MFA fatigue or push bombing.

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Best Practices for Sharing Protected Health Information (PHI)

In this ebook, you will learn about the 18 PHI indicators, the legal requirements and penalties surrounding PHI, and how your healthcare teams should securely exchange this data. Key takeaways from this ebook: Gain confidence in identifying PHI. Acquire practical implementation strategies for exchanging PHI within your organization. Emphasize the importance of using compliant communication tools within healthcare teams.

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President Biden Declares November as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

HIPAA Journal

The White House has issued a proclamation from President Biden declaring November as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month – A month dedicated to raising awareness of the need to improve critical infrastructure and strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure against physical and cyber threats. President Biden has recommitted to improving and fortifying critical infrastructure, “by building better roads, bridges, and ports; fortifying our information technology and cyb

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Healthcare lobbying rose 70% over past two decades

Healthcare Dive

U.S. healthcare lobbying expenditures totaled almost $714 million in 2020, compared to $358 million in 2000, according to new research.

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Who Will Benefit From New Wireless Internet Bandwidth?

Healthcare IT Today

When WiFi was first launched in the 1990s (based on the growing set of IEEE 802.11 standards, for those who care about provenance), it had a small range at the 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency. In 1999, a more capable range at 5GHz range was added. And now 6GHz is just appearing on the market. Radio waves are sort of all the same, no matter the space between their peaks.

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HLTH – Speakers and Events to Consider

HealthIT Answers

Are you heading to HLTH in Las Vegas? We are too. And we have been going through the speakers and sessions to consider. Well known, unknown, veterans, newcomers, innovators, policy makers, the bold, the advocate, and even the patient - they have them all. See you in Vegas. The post HLTH – Speakers and Events to Consider appeared first on Health IT Answers.

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HIPAA: Why It Matters to Your Practice

85% of practices are not complying with the government’s HIPAA standards. The large majority of practices are likely trying to protect patients’ information, but they may not be doing all that they need to meet government requirements. Not complying with HIPAA has definite drawbacks, with one major one being massive fines. The government can fine up to 1.5 million dollars for a single HIPAA breach incident - an amount that would put most small practices out of business.